The capital of the Republic Croatia is the centre of cultural and
entertainment offer. Today's Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements
that for centuries developed on neighbouring hills, Kaptol and Gradec.
old city walls and towers together with numerous parks and lavishing palaces,
monasteries and churches act as a setting for everyday life and the city's
cultural and art events. In addition to multiple historical sights, Zagreb
offers to its citizens and tourists a diverse cultural program and the city's
night life is enriched by theatre plays, both classical and pop concerts and a
number of festivals.
History and architecture
Regarding Zagreb's past and significance, this central European city is rich
with cultural and architectural monuments. Int he city center you will find
extreme diversity in architecture, form baroque, romanticism to noways. The most
recognizable city attractions include the Croatian National Theatre, settled in
amazing neo-baroque building and the Zagreb Cathedral, most valuable monument of
Croatian cultural heritage.
Historical core of the city
Upper Town or Gradec, make the historical core of the Zagreb city. Main
square of the Upper Town is the St. Mark Square, once a trading venue and
nowadays the political center of Zagreb. The square is dominated by church of
Sr. Mark, gothic building dating from the 14th century.
Lower Town of Zagreb is the urban centre of modern Zagreb. Its architecture
mainly dates from the 19th and 20th century. Meeting place for most citizens of
Zagreb and the biggest pedestrian zone in town, the main city square, Ban Josip
Jelacic Square, is also the boundary between Upper and Lower Town.
Nationals of the following states do not require a visa for entering
Argentine, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, Francec, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy,
Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, United States of America.
The full list of countries with no visa requirements to Croatia is available
Information on how to obtain a visa – in case if needed – is also available
at the above link.
Zagreb has a continental climate. Average early morning temperatures are
around 6-7 Celsius, while around 15-17 Celsius during the day. The average
number of rainy days in October is around 10 days.
The congress is located at the Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, located
within 1.000 meter walking distance to the ultimate city centre (Ban Josip
Jelacic Square) and about 16 kms from Zagreb Pleso Airport.
2, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Croatia's official currency is the Croatian Kuna (HRK). 1 EUR is around 7,5
From Monday to Friday between 08:00-16:00 hrs.
From Monday to Saturday between 08:00-19:00 hrs. Shops are closed on Sunday.
The official language of the congress is English, however plenary sessions
and 1 parallel session will be interpreted into Croatian.
Participants are advised to carry appropriate travelling and health insurance